Missouri couple's unborn baby tests positive for meth; family's home used to be drug lab

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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The unborn baby of a Missouri couple, who do not have a history of drug use, tested positive for meth because their home was once a drug lab.

A Missouri couple experienced an unspeakable nightmare when a routine blood test showed their unborn baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

Parents-to-be Tyler and Elisha Hessel have no history of substance abuse.

But tests showed their four-bedroom family home was once a drug lab and was still very contaminated.

The couple immediately moved out and tore down the house.

They've set up a GoFundMe to cover the baby's medical bills and the cost to rebuild their home.